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Is Egypt on the Way to Becoming a Regional Power?

By: LTC Ali Albedwawi, UAE MOD, CSAG CCJ5 25 Mar 2022 Overview: Egypt’s geopolitical importance lies in being open to different geopolitical dimensions at the same time. It overlooks the North African region from the east, connects to the African depth from the north, Sinai allows it to connect with the Middle East and the Read More >

Community Oriented Policing & Countering Violent Extremism

From 14-18 November 2021, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies hosted a hybrid seminar organized in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Interior titled “Community Oriented Policing and Countering Violent Extremism” in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The workshop was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of major community policing challenges, especially in Read More >

Strategic Survey Seminar: The Middle East and U.S. National Security

From 27 to 29 July, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a three-day webinar series to explore key political, military, and socio-economic dynamics impacting the wider Middle East and U.S. security policy. The webinar was joined by various internationally recognized scholar-practitioners, primarily intended for both U.S. and foreign military officers, Read More >

President Al-Sisi Puts Egypt Back on its Feet

By LTC Sami Alshehri, Saudi Arabian Military, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group 30 Mar 2021 Introduction: As some have observed, the Muslim Brotherhood government that followed the 2011 revolution completely failed and created a power vacuum. However, Brotherhood rule in Egypt effectively ended the utopian idea that political Read More >

The Challenges of the Mediterranean

  by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center and NESA Alumnus 18 November 2020 – Twenty-five years after the Barcelona Process, the Mediterranean region remains the theater of low intensity conflicts, with all their malicious corollaries, and politico-diplomatic maneuvers. Indeed, ever since Themistocles and the legendary naval battle of Salamis we know Read More >

Building Trust – Generational, and with the State in the Time of Covid-19

On 04 September, Professor Anne Moisan hosted the seventh edition of the NESA-AFRICOM roundtable webinar series,“Building Trust – Generational and with the State in the Time of Covid-19.”  Recent polls have demonstrated that mass popular trust in institutions is at its lowest with only 20% expressing confidence in the system that governs them, 73% looking Read More >

Washington Seminar – “Redefining Security After COVID-19”

The NESA Center hosted a virtual Washington Seminar discussion titled “Redefining Security After COVID-19” on 13 August, 2020. NESA Assistant Professor Brianne Todd moderated the panel comprising of Professor Nora Bensahel, Egyptian Member of Parliament Dalia Youssef, and Professor Noha Bakr. Select officials and staff from NESA region partner-country embassies, and those from the embassies Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM Roundtable: “The Use of Disinformation”

On 30 July, NESA Professor Anne Moisan held the fifth edition of the NESA-AFRICOM roundtable webinar series with a select group of alumni and an AFRICOM representative.  The session was themed around “The Use of Disinformation” within a North African regional context. With the growth of social media, disinformation has become an increasingly potent political Read More >

View from Egypt: Government Approach to Reopening the Economy

Brigadier Gen (ret) Tarek Mohamed Galal, NESA Alumnus and Senior Researcher, Crisis & Disaster Management Dept., Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), Egyptian Cabinet بالعربية The coronavirus pandemic has resulted not only in widespread health crises and human suffering, but also dire global economic consequences. While many countries were able to reopen their economies after Read More >

Redefining Security Post-Covid-19

NESA Professor Anne Moisan continued the NESA-AFRICOM virtual roundtable series on July 16 with a select group of alumni and an AFRICOM representative.  Four presenters were asked to examine a number of issues that impact the shift from hard security and the military to a broader range of security issues in North Africa amidst the Read More >